DEXTER -- Oden Van Edwards, 83, died Dec. 30, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 10, 1920, at Dexter, son of the late Oden Vernon and Lola Anderson Edwards, he was a retired farmer and carpenter. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II he was of the Assembly of God belief.
On Sept. 28, 1950, at Piggott, Ark., he married Myrtle Mason who preceded him in death on May 11, 1996.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Sue Leese of Davenport, Iowa; and two sisters, Marjorie Shipman and Lucille Tiner of High Ridge.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Glen Edwards.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.